The Dying to Work campaign is seeking greater security for terminally ill workers.
Gateshead UNISON branch have reached out to their longest serving member to thank them for their dedicated service.
More than 100 low-paid Middlesbrough Council employees have been told their jobs are to be privatised and transferred to private companies next year so the authority can make savings of around £180,000, says UNISON today (Friday). Around 140 cleaners employed by the authority say councillors are planning to outsource their jobs simply to save cash. […]
Ronagh Craddock is the climate change lead for UNISON Northern. It is now officially December which means we can talk about Christmas, and I know that the best gift that I can give to my friends and family this Christmas is to save the planet. Tackling the climate crisis sounds like a big task – […]
UNISON representatives for staff at NPower in the North East today (Tuesday) met Parliamentary candidate Bridget Phillipson to discuss the recently announced losses within the company over the next two years. A significant number of the 2,000 staff employed at Rainton Bridge are represented by the union. Around 4,500 jobs will be lost nationally over […]
The true scale of almost a decade of savage austerity cuts to local communities in the North East is laid bare in a study published by UNISON today (Friday), showing the impact of huge reductions in council funding. A series of freedom of information (FoI) requests to local authorities in the region examined the changes […]
School support staff across the North East will be recognised today (Friday) as part of a UK-wide celebration of the invaluable contribution they make to children’s education. UNISON has organised the ‘Stars in Our Schools’ event to promote the wonderful work school support staff do every day and to make sure the world knows just how vital they are […]
Northumbria Police and the Northumbria Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC) have signed the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter on behalf of 5,092 Police Officers and Police Staff. The charter aims to protect the rights of individuals at work with a terminal illness. The charter was signed this week by the Northumbria Police […]
For this blog I managed to have a catch up with Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West to discuss public services and Labour’s Green New Deal. Clare Williams CW: Public services are all really struggling to provide the services they want with the level of government funding cuts and we’re wondering what your thoughts […]
UNISON’s Middlesbrough LG Branch was delighted to be able to participate in celebrating the second Black History Youth Awards Dinner hosted by Cultures CIC, in Middlesbrough Town Hall. UNISON Middlesbrough LG Branch has also become one of the sponsors of the event, supporting the vital community organising work which underpins the event. The awards celebrate […]